Nuts

WRITTEN ON Friday, January 7th, 2011 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Chicken, Fruit, Grains, No really, what IS for lunch?, Nuts, Salads

ShareI hold a very special place in my heart for chicken salad.   Growing up in Baltimore, it was a menu main stay for pretty much every occasion: bridal showers, baby showers, buffets, cocktail parties, tailgates.  Name an event and a Baltimoron will find a way to get chicken salad on the menu. The perennial favorites […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Breakfast, Nuts, Vegetarian

ShareYesterday I had a procedure at the hospital that was perhaps the most painful thing I’ve ever experienced. But don’t worry, I lived to tell the tale. I know you can’t wait to hear it. I went in for something called a hysterogram, more commonly known as an HSG.  The doctor uses a catheter, contrast, […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, May 24th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Grains, Nuts, Side Dish, Stir Fry

ShareI think the city made me lazy. On one hand, the pace in New York (and most other major cities) flies at lightening speed.  It’s move or be moved. There is a certain gotta get it now mentality, a get up and go-ness, that weeds out the bumpkins within the first year of residence. The […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Nuts, Salads, Side Dish, Vegetarian

ShareOne of my favorite things about New York City is that it affords its inhabitants the ability to be completely spontaneous.  There’s no driving, no worries about parking or the mall lot being too full.  Your choices are not Applebee’s or Chili’s, by default (though I’d go Chili’s all the way, there). You might wait […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Breakfast, Fruit, Nuts

ShareWe were back in Stratton for the long weekend, skiing and sitting by the fire and enjoying too much Merlot (or Cabernet, or Pinot, or Malbec…we’re not picky). A running problem I have with skiing is this: to get the good runs in, before the hoodlums and ski school descend upon the mountain, you have […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Holiday, Nuts

ShareMy friend and former roommate (read: good sport and patient onlooker for many kitchen misadventures) asked me if “Dot” had any recipes for candied pecans.  I’m fairly sure this was Dot’s recipe at one point, though I got it by raiding my mother, Janet’s, recipe box.  I remember these scattered around coffee tables throughout the […]


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WRITTEN ON Friday, December 11th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Mediterranean, Nuts, Vegetarian

ShareIf you’re like me, you’ve been to a million and one showers for one reason or another.  By now I think the women in my life must be the cleanest folk on the planet (ba dum dum).  While I’m always so happy for the showeree, I have to say that after a while they all […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Fruit, Grains, Nuts, Side Dish, Vegetarian

ShareWhy is it that famous people always seem surprised when they’re caught cheating?  Are they too wrapped up in their own ego to notice the millions of photographers following their every move?  Too busy doing whatever it is that makes them famous to read the frequent articles written about them?  And why is it always […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Cheese, Fruit, Grains, Middle Eastern, Nuts, Salads, Side Dish

ShareMy childhood friend Laura always had the best lunches. The lunch table was generally divided into sections. Those of us who ate and those of us who didn’t (I went to an all girls school. The not eating thing was somewhat of a problem in our later years). But there was one thing we could […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, May 28th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Cheese, Nuts, Vegetarian

ShareSometimes, good things come in small packages. Chocolates. iPods. Diamond rings. Vegetables. I ventured down to the Greenmarket yesterday in search of strawberries, herbs and asparagus (more on these later). I found the most gorgeous light purple shallots and fragrant mint, along with some local feta. Inspiration struck. These gorgeous little towers of yum are […]


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